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"Prophets of Science Fiction" (TV show) on Science Channel is a documentary series that profiles legendary figures who connected science fiction with science fact. The program is hosted by Ridley Scott, the creative genius behind legendary Hollywood classics including "Alien," "Blade Runner" and "Gladiator." An auteur of science fiction himself, Scott goes from behind the camera to on-air guide to explore the relationship between genre and the constantly-evolving worlds of science and technology. From Jules Verne and Isaac Asimov to George Lucas and Phillip K. Dick, the dreams of storytellers often become the inspiration for researchers seeking mankind's next transformative discovery.

Each episode of "Prophets of Science Fiction" focuses on a visionary sci-fi figure whose spark of imagination changed our reality. The premiere episode explores the celebrated author, Mary Shelley. Widely credited with creating the science fiction genre, Shelley's seminal work, Frankenstein, provided a springboard for the future study and development of organ transplantation, cardiac defibrillation, electric batteries, and many other modern advances.

Using iconic movie clips and cutting-edge animation, each episode of "Prophets of Science Fiction" features a bold future-forward on-air look that is consistent with Scott's big-screen legacy. Scott and his group of cinematic and scientific experts, including famed director, Paul Verhoeven, and renowned theoretical physicist, Dr. Michio Kaku, dissect the genius of Shelley and other science fiction titans; such as George Lucas, Isaac Asimov, Jules Verne, Phillip K. Dick, Arthur C. Clarke, H.G. Wells, and Robert Heinlein.

"Prophets of Science Fiction" is produced for Science by RDI Productions and Go Go Luckey Productions. For RDI Productions Ridley Scott is executive producer along with Tony Scott, Mary Lisio and David Zucker. Executive producers Gary Auerbach, Julie Auerbach as well as co-executive producer David Cargill represent Go Go Luckey. Executive producers for Science include Debbie Myers, Bernadette McDaid and Rocky Collins.


Network: Science Channel
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: November 9, 2011
Seasons: 1
Production Companies:
RDI Productions
Go Go Luckey Productions

"Prophets of Science Fiction" scene with Ben Lautman as older Jules Verne 'Prophets of Science Fiction' Connects Fact to Fiction — Premiering Wednesday, February 15, the new season will see Ridley Scott profiling the legendary Isaac Asimov, Jules Verne, Robert Heinlein and George Lucas. Read more...

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